Oakland University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in English


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in English

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in English provides training for students interested in increasing their proficiency in the study of English and American literature and language. The basic curriculum emphasizes major critical approaches rather than specialization within historical periods. Opportunity is offered for scholarly and pedagogical application of such approaches to literature and language. The program serves the needs of those whose eventual goal is the Ph.D. degree; those who teach in secondary schools and those who are preparing to teach in junior and community colleges; and those seeking an opportunity to enhance their analytical skills as they study literature from multiple perspectives.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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